Kelly Herzog has converted a 54-room hotel in Eagle into a micro-apartment building, with large communal gathering areas. The model could help ease the affordable housing crunch in Colorado's resort communities. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

A roadside hotel in Eagle is being transformed into affordable homes — and other housing-strapped resort communities are watching

“This is what development should look like. This is the way to do it," says Kelly Herzog, the Eagle Valley developer behind the AmericInn project

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Denver passed over, Salt Lake City gets the go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

"We proposed hosting the Games in a new and innovative way, the Colorado Way, but we recognize that now may not be the right time for such a model," said Rob Cohen, who was in charge of Colorado's Olympics exploratory committee

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Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995

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Colorado, southwestern U.S. states now have a Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Water users from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming should have had a pact to sign at an annual water users' conference this week in Las Vegas. They didn't.